The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy

@inproceedings{Nussbaum1988TheFO,
  title={The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy},
  author={M. Nussbaum},
  year={1988}
}
This book is a study of ancient Greek views about 'moral luck'. It examines the fundamental ethical problem that many of the valued constituents of a well-lived life are vulnerable to factors outside a person's control, and asks how this affects our appraisal of persons and their lives. The Greeks made a profound contribution to these questions, yet neither the problems nor the Greek views of them have received the attention they deserve. This book thus recovers a central dimension of Greek… Expand
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